One of the Indian handset manufacturers, Lava, introduced a new power packed smartphone Lava Iris 20 with a gigantic battery of 4400mAh. Starting at Rs. 5,399, this device comes in white and metallic gray variants.
The 4400 mAh battery of this device can deliver the power backup of two days provided that the usage follows standard conditions.
Company claims that the smartphone offers 42-hours of 2G talk time, 13 hours video playback and 35 hours of music playback time. Reports suggest that from next week and onwards, the smartphone will be available for sale at several online retail giants in the India.
One major pitfall of the new Iris Fuel 20 is that it features a 5-inch FWVGA display with 480×854 pixels of resolution that damages the user experience while watching videos or playing games. However, it supports 720 HD video playback.
The smartphone boasts a 1.3GHz dual-core processor paired with a 512MB of RAM that can’t even support multi-tasking done by high-end apps. Lava has provided 4GB internal storage with an expandability option up to 32GB with a microSD card.
The device is featured with a 5 megapixel of primary, rear-facing snapper, which captures decent images during daylight. However, low light photography may disappoint the users. Meanwhile, its 0.3 megapixel (VGA) camera can be used for video calling purposes.
It runs on Android 4.4 KitKat OS, however, company didn’t reveal any plans for the Android 5.0 update. For connectivity options, the handset supports 2G connectivity, micro USB v2.0, Bluetooth V4.0 and Wi-Fi.
The company’s spokesperson reported that this device is manufactured for battery obsessed mobile phone users, and they prefer a featurephone rather than a smartphone as it can’t deliver high battery backup. He further added that Iris Fuel 20 is probably the second smartphone that delivers this much of power reserve.
However, with several pitfalls regarding performance, the Indian smartphone user might not buy this just because of a massive battery.